A Tide of Greenery

It is a damp grey day on Symi. Tepid winter sun is struggling to break through a sheet of cloud and it is decidedly chilly in the office today. With so much rain Symi is looking particularly lush and visitors who are only familiar with the island’s summer face would be surprised at how green those dusty terraces look in the middle of the wet season.

Ancient terraces worn away by centuries of winter rain and scrambling sheep.

A lone catamaran in the calm solitude of Pedi Bay.

Rustic farm buildings surrounded by drifts of white daisies in the Pedi valley.

A lone poppy poking through a bit of rusty fencing. 

Wild cyclamens in a tide of greenery.

This little door on the Kali Strata is typical of many on Symi at this time of the year - look carefully at the bottom left panel and there is a clear boot mark where someone has had to kick the door open.

Dodecanese Seaways have released a partial ferry schedule for this year.  Unfortunately we are still waiting for ANES to do likewise.  Their schedule only goes up to the day after tomorrow.
Have a good week.

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.

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